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Campus Ministry

There is something going on almost every day of the week that can connect you with God and other students while here at Schreiner University. If you feel that there is not a specific group that meets your needs, then you can always begin a new connection and start a new group by contacting Gini Norris-Lane at (830) 792-7284.

Join our Schreiner Campus Ministry group on Facebook.

Exodus Project

The Exodus Project is a unique learning community at Schreiner University
for those who may feel a little like Moses.. .

Moses was one of the greatest leaders in all of the Bible, but he didn’t start out that way! He stuttered, he lacked confidence, he even tried to tell God no! Yet, through the adventure of following God, he became the leader both God and the people needed.

Christian leaders are not born ready for the great adventure of leadership. It is through the journey of learning and discipleship, service and discernment of where God is guiding you, that you will be shaped into a leader for the 21st century.

Members of The Exodus Project
will participate together in...

* Academics - as a cohort in the Fall in IDST1301 and IDST2200 (Career Exploration) in the Spring.
* Discipleship - meeting weekly to grow in faith and find support from God and the EP community
* Service - choosing local churches or agencies to partner with an hour a week
* Retreats - time away in the Fall and Spring to learn how to be servant leaders and to listen for what God wants you to do with your “one wild and precious life!” (quote by Mary Oliver)

or to just learn more, contact Rev. Gini Norris-Lane, Campus Minister
email: phone: 830-792-7284

Application Instructions: Once you have been admitted to Schreiner University, you will have access to the online application through your Schreiner One account. Priority applications are due by March 31st for the 2018-2019 school year.

Purposeful Lives

The Office of Purposeful Lives is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to engage in their communities locally, nationally, and globally. The two major avenues for this engagement are service-learning and volunteer services. The Office of Purposeful Lives seeks to allow students to explore their passions and to increase their civic responsibility and awareness.

The Purposeful Lives initiative supports the mission of the university which is to “prepare students for meaningful work and purposeful lives in a changing global society.” Through the Purposeful Lives initiative, students will engage in experiences that will enrich their academic, personal, and spiritual growth through service and reflection. As students continue in their studies at Schreiner, the Office of Purposeful Lives will offer co-curricular opportunities as well as service opportunities outside of the classroom so that students have an integrated understanding of their community and the role they can play in serving others. These opportunities lend themselves to building students’ civic responsibility, social awareness, and personal values long after they leave Schreiner to positively impact the world.

What makes Purposeful Lives special? Watch the video below to hear from faculty and students who have partnered with Purposeful Lives to incorporate service into their Schreiner experience.

Volunteer Services
Community outreach and service is one of the key values of Schreiner University. The Office of Purposeful Lives seeks to provide students ample opportunity to work with a variety of interests and populations.  We will be hosting campus-wide community service events throughout the semester as well as smaller trips and visits with specific organizations in the community. If you are looking for a particular group or population, we can provide you contact information and details for non-profits in and around Kerrville. If you are looking to maybe serve on overnight trips or even abroad, we will have opportunities for that, too!

The Office of Purposeful Lives will serve as a sort of one-stop shop for Schreiner students, faculty, and staff want to serve their community. If you or your student organization is interested in volunteer opportunities, simply contact the Coordinator of Purposeful Lives or drop by Campus Ministry to discuss your interests and ways you can serve!

The Schreiner Experience is provided both in and out of the classroom. Service-learning courses allow students to apply their coursework and skills in academics to “real world” issues by working in collaboration with community partners. Whether you’re a Graphic Design student assisting a local business in developing new market tools or an English student providing after school tutoring to Kerrville youth, service-learning can open doors to relationships with future employers and a better understanding of the concepts you’re learning in class.
Service-learning FAQs

How do I register for a service-learning course?
Right now, we are working toward launching our first official service-learning courses in Spring 2015. Soon, courses will have an “S” designation that you can see when you register so that you will know that it has a service-learning component. For now, ask the Coordinator of Purposeful Lives and your professors if there are service-learning courses available in your major.
Is there an extra fee to take a service-learning course?
No! These are the same courses you would regularly be taking, but with a service-learning component added into the curriculum.

Why should I take a service-learning course?
Because you’re a rock star student seeking the most engaging and meaningful education you can get! Really, service-learning courses can give you the opportunity to really work with partners in the community and around the world on projects that are relevant to your study. In addition, you will be able to apply your service hours and completion of these courses toward your co-curricular transcript. We will be providing a Service-learning Certificate if you meet the requirements. Both the co-curricular transcript and the certificate are documents that stand out to employers and graduate school admissions offices! If you would like to know more about these options, contact the Coordinator of Purposeful Lives or drop by the Campus Ministry building.

Purposeful Lives Certificate Requirements

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We invite you to subscribe to our Purposeful Lives e-newsletter

For more information please contact:
Rev. Gini Norris-Lane
Campus Minister
Campus Ministry Center
CMB 6231
(830) 792-7284

Related:  The Schreiner Experience